December 17, 2014 · 25 Kislev

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The history of Ethiopian Jewry dates back many centuries. For most of that period, these Jews had no contact with the rest of the Jewish world, yet they strongly maintained their Jewish identity.
The community of Quara Jews, from a remote part of Ethiopia that becomes completely inaccessible during the rainy season, have gradually been making aliya to Israel.
The Felash Mura are Ethiopians who converted to Christianity within the past century and are now reclaiming their Jewish ancestry and attempting to immigrate to Israel. There continues to be much debate within the Jewish community about the Felash Mura.
There are ways to help Ethiopian Jews in need. Adopt a child, provide medical assistance or on for more information.

Contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Sophie Golomb at (202) 387-2800 for more information on social justice issues concerning Ethiopian Jewry.

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